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The capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal is famous for the pair of artificial lakes that split the city. Towards the north of the lakes lies the intriguing old town with rustic mosques, bustling ba (Read More)zaars, serpentine alleys and exquisite havelis. To its south is the new town with swanky infrastructure, shopping complexes and wide roads.

Here is the list of 25 Things to Do in Bhopal

1. Fun and Leisure at Sair Sapata

Fun and Leisure at Sair Sapata
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Sair Sapata is a significant entertainment zone, inaugurated on 29 September 2011. The tourism complex is predominantly a play park and a good leisure space for adults. Sair Sapata offers enjoyable activities like forest hiking, car dashing, zorbing, etc. Boat rides, four kiosks and three viewpoints keep tourists engaged.

2. Water Sports at Upper Lake

Water Sports at Upper Lake
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The capital city of Madhya Pradesh holds a significant number of lakes hence widely known as Bhopal, the city of lakes. Upper Lake is the most significant lake of Bhopal, commonly known as the Bhojtal. It’s the oldest human-made lake in the country that lies west of Bhopal.

3. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya
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Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, the national museum of Anthropology, is majestically situated on the Shamla Hills, the upper lakefront of Bhopal. The museum presents the integrated story of the culture and evolution of mankind. This museum's highlight is that it's the only one to have painted rock shelters.

4. Spot Animals at Van Vihar

Spot Animals at Van Vihar
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Located in Bhopal, Van Vihar is a National Park and a Zoological Space that operates under the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority. You can spot a vast variety of animals, including leopards, cheetah, Neelgai, panthers, etc., and birds such as kingfishers, bulbuls, wagtails, and some migratory species.

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5. Take a Stroll in Taj-Ul-Masjid

Take a Stroll in Taj-Ul-Masjid
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One of the largest mosques in the country, Taj-Ul-Masjid has a stunning and elegant architecture. The enormous domes, a spectacular hallway and elegant minarets speak volumes about its architecture. However, non-Muslims are not allowed inside the mosque.

6. A Peaceful day at Lower Lake

A Peaceful day at Lower Lake
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Known as the 'City of Lakes, Bhopal has a great fusion of picturesque beauty, modernity, and classic architecture. It has two most beautiful lakes, namely, Upper Lake and Lower Lake. The Lower Lake is also known as Chhota Talab. The two lakes are separated by an over-bridge called Lower Lake Bridge or Pul Pukhta.

7. Street Food that are a Must-try

Street Food that are a Must-try

Madhya Pradesh, the heart of our country, has several experiences to offer. This state packs a punch from spirituality to adventure, natural wonders to busy marketplaces. But the gastronomic adventure that M.P. offers leaves everyone drooling, locals and visitors alike.

8. Exhibition about Indian Army at Yodhasthal Museum

Exhibition about Indian Army at Yodhasthal Museum
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Yodhasthal, the army museum in Bhopal a prominent "Know your Army" facility, is known for its exhibition of arms and ammunition used by defence forces. Yodhasthal offers an enriching audio-visual experience about the defence with displays of arty guns, tanks, arms used on the battlefield before and after independence.

9. Oldest Cave Painting at The Rock Caves

Oldest Cave Painting at The Rock Caves
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Discovered first in 1957, the paintings found in the rock caves of Bhimbetka are famous as they show depictions of early man and are known to be over 10,000 years old. The rock caves in Bhimbetka are also famous for being the earliest known source of rock or cave art in India and surrounding areas.

10. Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid
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Constructed during the period of Quidisiya Begum, Jama Masjid is a revered shrine and popular tourist destination in the city of Bhopal. It is officially known as Taj-ul-Masajid, which translates to "Crown Among Mosques". The magnificent architecture of Jama Masjid boasts of classic Islamic architecture with its beautiful shrine and two tall minarets.

11. Beautiful Architecture of Shaukat Mahal

 Beautiful Architecture of Shaukat Mahal
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Shaukat Mahal is one of the most beautiful buildings in Bhopal which has a distinct architecture - a blend of Indo-Islamic and European styles.

12. Visit the Beautiful Gohar Mahal

Visit the Beautiful Gohar Mahal
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Constructed in the year 1820 by the first woman ruler of Bhopal, Gohar Begum this is one of the most beautiful structures in Bhopal.

13. Relive History at Birla Museum

Relive History at Birla Museum
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The remnants of Madhya Pradesh's glorious pre-historic era is perfectly preserved in the Birla Museum. The museum contains objects used by the Paleolithic and Neolithic man, stone sculptures from 7th to 13th century BC and manuscripts and terracotta belonging to 2nd century BC.

14. Pray in the Morning at Moti Masjid

Pray in the Morning at Moti Masjid
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Moti Masjid is one of the many mosques in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Even though the mosque is smaller than the other exquisite historical monuments that stand majestically in the 'city of mosques', the Moti Masjid is equally important.

15. View the Collection in Archeological Museum

View the Collection in Archeological Museum
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The archaeological museum exhibits sculptures from artists from all over Madhya Pradesh and provides a deep insight into the rich culture of this state.

16. Live Performance at Bharat Bhavan

Live Performance at Bharat Bhavan
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Bharat Bhavan is an autonomous multi-arts complex and museum in the state capital Bhopal, established and funded by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. It is a multi-arts centre that creates an interactive experience through verbal, visual and performing arts.

17. Panaromic View of the City from Birla Mandir

Panaromic View of the City from Birla Mandir
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Built at the summit of Arera hills is the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, structured with grandiose scale and design. The temple is more commonly known as Birla Mandir. It's an awe-inspiring spectacle that showcases a panoramic view of the historic city of Bhopal. The temple was built in honour of Lakshmi, the deity of wealth and her consort Vishnu.

18. Boat Ride at Halali Dam & Reservoir

 Boat Ride at Halali Dam & Reservoir
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Halali Dam is a lakeside reservoir built on the Halali River in Raisen. Formerly known as Thal River, the pristine lake is 47 km from Bhopal to Sanchi is Halali the tributary of Betwa river. The colossal dam is quite popular among locals of Bhopal as an excellent spot for picnics and boat rides.

19. A Peaceful Getaway - Madhai

A Peaceful Getaway - Madhai

Madhai is a quaint town located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Madhai is serene and peaceful because of which this place becomes an ideal holiday destination to get away from the pell-mell of the city. The place is rich in biodiversity and the lush greenery that wraps the whole place is mesmerizing.

20. Experience Nature Closely at Churna

Experience Nature Closely at Churna

Churna is a quiet village located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Untouched by industrialization, this is an ideal place to enjoy some peaceful time amidst nature. This place is replete with natural beauty and houses a large number of flora and fauna.

21. Jungle Safari in Bori Wildlife Sanctuary

Jungle Safari in Bori Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the heart of the country, The Bori Wildlife Sanctuary in Itarsi near Bhopal is truly among the country's oldest and most diverse attractions. Bori Wildlife Sanctuary is among the country's oldest reserves and was established in 1865. Surrounded by greenery on all sides, it is located along the Tewa River.

22. One Stop for A Shopaholic - New Market

One Stop for A Shopaholic - New Market
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Situated in the heart of Bhopal, New Market is one of the most buzzing places in the city. After getting tired from all the shopping, tourists can also try out some delicacies at Hakeem. The spirit of the market is worth experiencing with all the bookshops, clothing, utensils, and vegetable shops.

23. Beat the Summer Heat in the Water Parks

Beat the Summer Heat in the Water Parks

The gorgeous themed water parks in Bhopal are the best way to beat the harsh summers in the most fun way possible. Ranging from thrilling water rides, tube slides, aqua dances and more, the parks also have adjoining amusement parks where you can relax after chilling in the pools.

24. Malls to Visit for your Shopping Needs

Malls to Visit for your Shopping Needs

Bhopal is also known as the city of lakes has always been known to provide peace to both its residents and the visitors through its soothing and tranquilising environment. It is also known to showcase its best location and spots.

25. Sanchi Stupa, Sanchi

Sanchi Stupa, Sanchi
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Built in the 3rd century, the world renowned Sanchi Stupa is a remnant of Sanchi's glorious past. Also a World Heritage Site, this stupa speaks volumes of Sanchi's rich cultural and architectural grandeur and the rich legacy of buddhist aesthetics.

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